Beach Rehabilitation by Hopper Dredge

by Louis J. Mauriello,


Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 2, Pg. 175-188


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The field experiment conducted by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine the feasibility of rehabilitating ocean beaches by employing hopper dredges to unload and pump ashore sand directly from their hoppers, through a submerged pipeline, while moored offshore in the ocean environment is described. The plant and equipment used and the operational experience and results obtained are illustrated and described. Possible future application of the operational technique developed is indicated.

Subject Headings: Rehabilitation | Ocean engineering | Beaches | Dredging | Federal government | Feasibility studies | Pumps | Sand (material)

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